continuous learning session
course code: CL703
the moving body
with ted dimon
2 sessions, 9:00 - 11:00 | repeated mon-tue, wed-thu, fri-sat
venue: Jean Monnet Theatre, Main Building (ground level)
suitable for all
The human body is the most marvelous and versatile moving machine in the world. But do you know how it got this way, or the various things it is actually capable of doing? In this seminar Ted Dimon explores the various systems that make up the human body, looking at our wonderful anatomical design and making sense of the primary control in a completely down-to-earth way that is enlightening and understandable.
This lecture-based course will examine:
- How the head leads and the body follows, as the central organizing factor in all movement.
- How the extensors of the back play a key role in upright posture and balance, and how the flexors balance the extensors.
- The essential role of the spine as a support system for the musculature of the back, and the necessity for lengthening the spine in movement.
- How the shoulder girdle functions as a mobile and powerful scaffolding for the arms and hands.
- How the pelvic girdle, in contrast to the upper limb, has evolved as a support system for the lower limb with strength and stability as its main features.
- How breathing occurs as a natural consequence of movements of ribs and diaphragm, and the relation of the voice to upright posture.